Ashland Board to Discuss Alderman's Fate

6 years 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 03 2013 Dec 3, 2013 Tuesday, December 03, 2013 4:11:00 PM CST December 03, 2013 in News
By: Connor Wist, KOMU 8 Reporter

ASHLAND - The city of Ashland is scheduled to discuss Alderman Jeff Anderson's fate at the Board of Aldermen's meeting Tuesday evening. Anderson said he and the city may reach a settlement to prevent impeachment.

Here is a timeline of events:

-Anderson was elected in April, 2013.

-September 16, the Board of Aldermen and Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer met in a closed session without Anderson present.

-After the closed session, the Board of Aldermen wrote Anderson a letter notifying him of his suspension.

-October 1, Anderson attended a special meeting but nothing was resolved.

-Anderson filed a lawsuit on October 11 against the city claiming that neither the Board of Aldermen nor the mayor had the authority to suspend him.

-On October 23, Anderson was reinstated to his post as one of the city's Ward 2 Alderman.

-Just a week after being reinstated, the Board of Aldermen and the mayor voted in a 4-2 decision on October 29 to start the impeachment process for Anderson.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at 303 Main St. at the middle school annex.

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